2017
The Countess

Red Blend
Description

Crafted from various lots harvested across Sonoma County, The Countess' intriguing blend of varietals seamlessly produces an immensely enjoyable wine. Harvested between September 12 and October 27, each varietal was fermented separately to bring forth their individual qualities before being blended together into this lavish wine.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Dark fruit aromas of plum and blackberry jump from the glass. Fresh fruit aromas spread across the palate with notes of raspberry and dark chocolate with hints of black pepper. 

Palate: 

A smooth and well-structured wine, our 2017 The Countess offers a touch of brightness with a long, velvety finish.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

Founded in 1857 in Sonoma, Buena Vista is California’s first premium winery. Count Agoston Haraszthy, founder of Buena Vista, saw in Sonoma one of the great wine growing regions in the world. It is said that behind every great man is a great woman – and in the Count’s case, Eleanora Haraszthy played more than a supporting role. The Countess of Buena Vista raised their six children, assisted around the winery and even traveled to Europe with her husband to help bring back the grape vines that would lay the foundation for California viticulture. We honor her role in the history of Buena Vista with this Sonoma County Red Wine – a Boisset Collection exclusive crafted by Jean-Charles and our Buena Vista winemaking team.

Tech Notes
  • Alcohol: 14.5% 
  • pH: 3.6
  • Total Acidity: 6.2g/L 
  • Varietals:
    • 25% Petit Verdot
    • 22% Petite Sirah
    • 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 10% Grenache
    • 8% Carignane
    • 6% Syrah
    • 5% Malbec
    • 4% Cabernet Franc
    • 4% Mission
    • 1% Pinot Noir
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Rich and Hearty Stews, Red Meat, Grilled Meats
Cheese & Nuts:
Camembert, Gouda, Gruyere
$25